Inspirational & Famous People with Developmental Disabilities (Part 1)

Inspirational & Famous People with Developmental Disabilities (Part 1) Tagged with:

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. American society has come a long, long way in its treatment of people with developmental disabilities, yet when some parents hear that type of diagnosis, their heart might fall. They might hear ignorance from uninformed people that could make them despair. But there a so very many people with developmental disabilities who have gone on in life to become extremely well-recognized, very accomplished, well-respected and famous. This is part one of a series of people who you will recognize, all of which were diagnosed with varying types of developmental disabilities.

Posted by Tessa Mar 15, 2011 Posted in Disability 9 Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 3: Ready! Set! Go!

Tagged with:

Enthusiasm and positivity can often be contagious.  It may be surprising in all that you can accomplish with a child by taking a routine activity and adding in some passion and zest.  Rather than commanding a child to run around a track, or take a rather random jog back and forth …add in this key component: “Ready! Set! GOOOOOO!!! “ and begin in a shorter distance such as a twenty yard dash.

Posted by suzanne Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You Tagged with:

Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to be diagnosed with at a young age. You don’t know when it will take its full toll on you, if ever. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago at the age of 22. Even till this day, not a lot of people know I have the disease. I have relapsing remitting, so I rarely show signs of the condition, and when I do have symptoms I try to keep them to myself and hide them the best that I can. It isn’t that I’m insecure of having the condition; it’s that I don’t want anyone to have pity on me or treat me any different than before.

Posted by Jess Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 8 Comments

Apple Dives into New Technology for Educating Students with Disabilities

Apple Dives into New Technology for Educating Students with Disabilities Tagged with:

Apple may not have known how much the iPad would be a game changer in the way it could reach out and help people with disabilities. But it has done so time and again, including children with autism or other disabilities. But now Apple is interested in making it possible to deliver content to multiple users with varying disabilities, catering to each person’s specific needs in a classroom-like setting.

Posted by Tessa Mar 08, 2011 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Reality TV is Inclusive?

Reality TV is Inclusive? Tagged with:

This summer my mom told me that she was surprised that I didn’t watch that reality show The Amazing Race.  She said it seemed like something I would like.  I admitted that the only reason I didn’t watch was that everyone else seemed to watch it and it always won the Emmy every year and I tend to be one of those people that doesn’t like to jump on the bandwagon.  I mean hey, I loved the Atlanta Braves when they were horrible and then happily adopted the Chicago Cubs in 2000 where I proudly watched them finish dead last in their division.

Posted by Blythe Mar 04, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Those With Psychological Disabilities Being Locked Away In Kenya

Tagged with:

Millions of people with psychological disabilities are hidden away — locked up and forgotten in Africa, many times by their families who have no help and no means to get them proper treatment.

Posted by Tessa Mar 03, 2011 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

No Matter the Outcome; Individuals Continue to Beat MS

No Matter the Outcome; Individuals Continue to Beat MS Tagged with:

The National MS Society just completed a campaign called, “We Keep Moving.” A team of 3 individuals diagnosed with MS traveled to 10 different locations around the United States interviewing people that were diagnosed with MS based on a nation-wide vote. The individuals ranged from a 19 year old girl that was diagnosed at the age of 15 to a man that has lived with MS for over 30 years.

Posted by Jess Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 2: Hoop Parade

Tagged with:

Ever find yourself running in circles playing a game of chase with your child?  Except the game of chase seems to be giving YOU more exercise than your son or daughter…the ones who’s fitness your trying to improve? Or are you the parent whose child’s feet are planted in the ground and you can’t get he or she from the spot they have found sedentary content?

Posted by suzanne Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

ADA to Crack Down on Bogus Service Animals

ADA to Crack Down on Bogus Service Animals Tagged with:

New ADA rules may only protect dogs and miniature horses as service animals due to progressively more people buying bogus Internet-based National Service Animal Registry credentials to declare their pets as service animals.

Posted by Tessa Mar 01, 2011 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Tiny Tot With No Cerebellum Is An Inspiration, Not A Tragedy

Tiny Tot With No Cerebellum Is An Inspiration, Not A Tragedy Tagged with:

This little boy is so much more than a medical miracle. Born prematurely, legally blind, and missing his cerebellum – the part of the brain that controls motor skills, emotions and balance – 3-year-old Chase Britton is a wonderful example of the power of human spirit. He also was born without a pons – the part of the brain stem which regulates breathing and sleeping.

Posted by Tessa Feb 24, 2011 Posted in Disability 17 Comments